A busy backyard on a snowy,cold day

These quail are some of my favorite backyard visitors. Our temperature has dropped this week and we’ve gotten quite a bit of snow. After a visit to the feeder and water bowl this bunch decided to squish together for a nap. One of the males had a huge chunk of feathers missing. Pretty sure a hawk missed his chance.

We also get a ton of doves, pigeons, Northern Flickers and sparrows. The white pigeon was an unusual sight. I’ve never seen one that color.